Society for Social Work and Research

Sixteenth Annual Conference Research That Makes A Difference: Advancing Practice and Shaping Public Policy
11-15 January 2012 I Grand Hyatt Washington I Washington, DC

73 Invited Symposium: Race and Ethnicity in Research and Practice: What Difference Have We Made?

Friday, January 13, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Laffayette Park (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Rowena Fong, EdD, University of Texas at Austin, Karina Walters, PhD, University of Washington, Sean Joe, PhD, LMSW, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, New York University
Social work researchers are challenged with addressing complex problems facing diverse multicultural populations in the United States. This invited symposium focuses on race and ethnicity and how much progress has been made to make meaningful differences in research, practice, and policy. Panelists will outline, what are from their perspectives, the “real” race and ethnicity issues researchers face as they define presenting problems, choose culturally appropriate interventions, and present their findings to shape research, practice, and policy for ethnic minority populations. Panelists will discuss their past, present, and future research and how their work has helped transform research and practice with racial and ethnic minority groups. This session will not only provide guidance in conducting research on the “real” issues of race and ethnicity but also offer visions of where social work research should go next in shaping new paradigm shifts.
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